On This Day — October 11th
October 11th is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 81 days remaining until the end of the year.
1142 – The Treaty of Shaoxing was ratified, ending the Jin–Song Wars, although sporadic fighting continued until 1234.
1311 – The peerage and clergy of the Kingdom of England published the Ordinances of 1311 to restrict King Edward II’s powers.
1840 – Bashir Shihab II surrendered to the Ottoman Empire and was removed as Emir of Mount Lebanon after an imperial decree by Sultan Abdülmecid I.
1950 – A field-sequential color system developed by Hungarian-American engineer Peter Goldmark became the first color television system to be adopted for commercial use, only for it to be abandoned a year later.
1987 – Sri Lankan Civil War: The Indian Peace Keeping Force began Operation Pawan to take control of Jaffna from the Tamil Tigers and enforce their disarmament as a part of the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord.
Joan Cusack turns 56
Luke Perry turns 52
Artie Lange turns 51
Emily Deschanel turns 42
Matt Bomer turns 41
Michelle Trachtenberg turns 33